Lumbar Disc Herniation Treatment More Frequent And Less Successful In Obese Patients



Study Finds Poorer Outcomes for Obese Patients Receiving Surgical and Nonsurgical Lumbar Disc Herniation Treatment (via PR Newswire)

ROSEMONT, Ill., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — While obese patients are more likely to have surgical treatment for lumbar disc herniation – a slipped or ruptured disc – than nonobese patients, obesity increases operative time, blood loss and length of hospital stay, according to new research…